The American spy satellite NROL-61 successfully launched into orbit on an Atlas V rocket on Thursday (July 28), beginning a classified mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. You can see our launch video here  - Liftoff occurred at 8:37 a.m. EDT (1237 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.'s wrap story on the launch will be posted shortly. The launch was webcast live by the United Launch Alliance, which provided the Atlas V rocket, webcast the launch live in the YouTube feed below.

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